Special Education Lead Teacher
Special Education Lead Teacher is a leadership role that involves working closely with the building administration team to support students’ programming along with their families and staff; and will serve as a liaison between the building and Special Education Department. Although there are differences in expectation at the various levels and/or programs, Special Education Leads typically are expected to assume the following duties:
Duties: Work with building administrators, general education, and special education teachers to assure inclusion of students in the least restrictive environment. Serve as special education representative on building leadership, IEP, and intervention teams. Attend monthly leadership meetings with building and district administration, and follow-up with staff. Collaborate with Special Education Supervisor and building administration to implement corrective action plans. Model data-based decision making. Manage Due Process and Compliance. Serve as an instructional leader assisting to improve the academic and behavioral outcomes of students on IEPs. Support teams and students with implementation of behavior support plans and crisis response. Facilitate Special Education Department meetings and Paraeducator meetings. Communicate, train, and support changes in special education process or procedures to building staff. Participate in interview teams for special education staff. Provide training and coaching to special education staff. Assist with coordination of scheduling for Paraeducators and students. Support new students transitioning into special education. Coordinate Child Study Meetings. Support the budgetary processes for equipment, supplies, field trips, etc.
Minimum Qualifications: Requires Any Special Education License. Must possess a strong understanding of due process, special education processes and procedures, and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Special Ed Behavior experience preferred.
Start Date: ASAP. This position was previously posted and may be filled immediately by an appropriately licensed candidate (PELSB Tier 3 or Tier 4 license); or by a candidate eligible for PELSB Tier 1 or Tier 2 license, or OFP (Out of Field Permission) after a 15-day posting period.
All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at www.ahschools.us/jobs